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Monthly Archives: November 2007

Hebrews 1:5 “…I Will be to Him a Father, and He shall be to Me a Son.” We begin this study by looking at 1 Chronicles 17:1-5. In the previous two chapters you can read the history of how David had brought the Ark of the Covenant to a tent that he had set up in Jerusalem. Now, in chapter 17, David is thinking about building a Temple for the Ark of… Read More

Preached on July 20th, 1856, at Gower Street Chapel, London, by J. C. Philpot “Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:2-4) What a remarkable mercy! What a blessing, as beyond all price, so beyond all… Read More

Preached on December 27, 1840, by J. C. Philpot, at Trinity Chapel, Alfred Street, Leicester. “And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.” (2 Timothy 2:5) The Holy Spirit appears to have made much use of figures and illustrations in the word of God; and I believe we may find more or less of this mode of instruction from Genesis to Revelation. For… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on August 30, 1846, by J. C. Philpot “He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.” (Revelation 2:17) I do not know… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 10, 1845, by Joseph Philpot “I will run the way of thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.” (Psalm 119:32) I was endeavoring to show on Thursday evening a connection between the precept and the promise; and I observed that, whenever the precept and the promise are linked together, if we are enabled to perform the precept, God is sure to fulfill the promise…. Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, Hampstead Road, London, on Wednesday Evening, August 16, 1843, by Joseph Philpot “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19) With what confidence the Apostle speaks here! There is not in his mind the shadow of a doubt–but he declares it as a positive certainty, that his God would supply all their need. Whence arose this… Read More

“Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquited within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.” (Psalm 42:11) What a proof it is of the truth and inspiration of the Word of God, that no sooner is the Lord pleased to quicken our souls into spiritual life, than we find the Bible to… Read More

There was a time when markings on the skin were only made by the primitive and heathen tribes, or by sailors who had traveled to their countries and brought these customs back with them. Body piercings were traditionally done only by primitive tribes who didn’t know the God of Israel. However, it is indeed a sign of the times that over the last few decades, body piercings and tattoos, which are reminiscent… Read More

This is an audio sermon by Alfred J. Chompff titled: “Saved by Water” The scripture text that brother Alfred is preaching from is 1 Peter 3:16-22, and the audio is 50 minutes long.

We are going to look at what happened at Golgotha. To make a long story short, the Lord Jesus was brought before the Sanhedrin, He was falsely accused of blasphemy, and He was brought before Pilate who under pressure from the Jews condemned Him to death. Then He was led to the hill called Golgotha to be crucified. We read in Matthew 27: Matthew 27:33 And when they were come unto a… Read More

“To the praise of the glory of HIS grace, wherein He hath made us accepted in the beloved” (Ephesians 1:6) There is nothing more opposed to each other, than the Scripture sense of acceptation, as it relates to the Lord, and as it relates to man. To accept any man’s person is the sinful act of a sinful man. And to accept a poor sinner in Christ, is the gracious act of… Read More

“Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:” (Matthew 6:19-20) No matter how much we accumulate of material goods and money in this life, no matter how much we gain of fame and recognition, they… Read More

To come to Christ for life, is for the sinner to feel and acknowledge that he is utterly destitute of any claim upon God’s favor; is to see himself as “without strength,” lost and undone; is to admit that he is deserving of nothing but eternal death, thus taking side with God against himself; it is for him to cast himself into the dust before God, and humbly sue for Divine mercy…. Read More

“All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on HIM the iniquity of us all.” (Isaiah 53:6) We trust Christ our risen Savior who died on the cross to put away all our sins. All our sins, not one omitted, were laid upon Him, and He died under the justice of God’s law for us. He became accountable for… Read More

The title of this study is: “This is Jesus the King of the Jews.” The Lord Jesus Christ was captured in the Garden of Gethsemane. From there He was led to Annas, and then to Caiaphas, and then before the Sanhedrin, and then to Pontius Pilate, and then to Herod, and then again to Pontius Pilate. And all this happened before about 8 O’clock on Friday morning. Everyone had to get up… Read More

Question 1: What does it matter what the true Gospel is? Everybody has different beliefs. Aren’t they all equally true? Answer 1: This is a very important question to ask. The bible is very specific that there is only one true gospel and that many will come preaching another gospel and another Jesus. The gospel reveals the good news of how man may be declared righteous before a just and Holy God… Read More

The question that is often asked me is: Why Go to Jeremiah? (2 Timothy 3:15) “Why would you study Jeremiah? It is SO depressing. Why not go to the New Testament where you can read all kinds of uplifting stories. If you want to preach about the Lord Jesus Christ, you need to preach Christ from the New Testament” Now, is that really so? If we look at the New Testament church… Read More

Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Isaiah 55:7 Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith… Read More

The title of this article is “Remember Lot’s wife.” The Lord Jesus Christ spoke these famous words when He told His disciples about His second coming. But before Christ comes as the Judge of this world, three events will occur first: 1) The Final Tribulation Period. 2) The rapture on the final day, and 3) The destruction of this world, and that includes at least part of this universe. The Lord Jesus… Read More

“For afore the harvest, when the bud is perfect, and the sour grape is ripening in the flower, he shall both cut off the sprigs with pruning hooks, and take away and cut down the branches. They shall be left together unto the fowls of the mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them.”… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on ThursdayEvening, August 7, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” (Psalm 37:4-6) To search and to know the heart… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on July 6th, 1845, by J. C. Philpot “He who overcomes shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be My son.” (Revelation 21:7) The Scriptures, describing the path of the Christian, represent it under various figures, but all implying ‘opposition’ to the path he takes. For instance, it is sometimes spoken of as a conflict — “Having the same conflict which… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on October 11, 1863, by J. C. Philpot “And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ; Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, July 20, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.” (Psalm 35:3) If we take the Scriptures as our authority (and upon what authority can we depend, but the inspired word of the living God?) in what a fearful state is mankind at large! When we compare what man now is with what man was when he came forth… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on November 28, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Thou hast put all things in subjection under his feet. For in that he put all in subjection under him, he left nothing that is not put under him. But now we see not yet all things put under him.” (Hebrews 2:8) In opening up, then, the words of our text, I shall, with God’s blessing, First, endeavor… Read More

A sermon preached on June 13, 1841, by J. C. Philpot, at Zoar Chapel, London. “And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it.” (Ezekiel 17:24) It seems impossible, as Deer justly speaks, to… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 9, 1848, by J. C. Philpot “When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.” (Luke 11:21-22) God created man in his own image, after his own likeness. And thus when he looked upon… Read More

“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:15-16) The grand object of the Epistle to the Hebrews is to set forth the high priesthood… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, Oakham, on Wednesday Evening, July 7, 1869, by J. C. Philpot Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed on him, “If you continue in my word, then are you my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32) It is very instructive, in reading the gospels, to trace the different ways in which the miracles wrought by our… Read More

What is the difference between the two kinds of love that the Bible speaks of? Actually, in the Greek language there were at least three kinds of love. And the most popular one in the Greek language was the word eros, from which we get the word erotic. And it had to do with sensual love. It was the kind of love wherein we love someone because they make us feel so… Read More

The title of this article is “In That Day” because, in the section we are going to cover, God uses the expression “In That Day” seven times. Remember this is a vision. First we have to ask ourselves: What is God showing in the House of Jacob? (Isaiah 2:5-6) When God speaks of the “House of Jacob” God is addressing the “House of Israel” in the corporate sense, with all its sins,… Read More

A brother requests an expression of our opinion in regard to the witch of Endor, and of her bringing up Samuel; and what we write on the subject, we wish our readers to understand, so far as it is not sustained by direct Scripture authority, to be given only as our opinion. All human opinion is fallible; but what God has said in the Scriptures endureth forever. From a very early period… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 19, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me. I will bear the indignation of the LORD, because I have sinned against him, until he plead my cause, and execute judgment for me: he will bring me forth to the light,… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London,on July 28, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “Nevertheless when it shall turn to the Lord, the vail shall be taken away.” (2 Corinthians 3:16) In looking at this portion of Holy Writ, I shall endeavor, with God’s blessing, to show— 1. What the veil is. 2. What it is to turn to the Lord. 3. What it is to have the veil taken away. And may God… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on Thursday Evening, September 2, 1858, by J. C. Philpot “From Me is thy fruit found.” (Hosea 14:8) Man unites in himself what at first sight seem to be completely opposite things; he is the greatest of sinners—and yet the greatest of Pharisees. Now, what two things can be so opposed to each other as sin and self-righteousness? Yet the very same man who is a… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 16, 1849, by J. C. Philpot “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat: But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” (Luke 22:31-32) God’s ways are not our ways; neither are his thoughts our thoughts. This is applicable to a variety… Read More

“He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:11-13) Hypocrisy and self-righteousness never probably rose to such a height as at… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London, on August 4, 1844, by J. C. Philpot “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” (Psalm 25:14) There is no truth more offensive to the carnal mind, nor one more sweet to those taught of God than this—that true religion is of a spiritual and supernatural character. That God should dwell in man; that the blessed… Read More

Preached at Jewry Street Chapel, on Thursday Evening, July 22, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “But I am poor and needy—yet the Lord thinketh upon me…” (Psalm 40:17) There is one passage of Scripture frequently read, and as frequently quoted, and yet, it is to be feared, little understood, and less laid to heart. The passage to which I refer is that striking one, Isaiah 55:8, 9—”For my thoughts are not your… Read More

“Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them.” (Hebrews 7:25) We have reason to bless God for the Epistle to the Hebrews, for it so unfolds the Levitical dispensation, and casts such a divine light on all the types, figures, rites, ceremonies, and sacrifices of the Old Testament. What is the main subject of… Read More

Preached at Gower Street Chapel, London, on July 21, 1867 by Joseph Philpot. “Moab hath been at ease from his youth, and he hath settled on his lees, and hath not been emptied from vessel to vessel, neither hath he gone into captivity: therefore his taste remained in him, and his scent is not changed.” (Jeremiah 48:11) Moab represents a professor in the church of God destitute of divine grace. It will… Read More

Preached at North Street Chapel, Stamford, on September 2, 1860, by J. C. Philpot “This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit,… Read More

We begin this article in the prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 1. Our first point is: 1. The Daughter of Zion Isaiah 1:8 And the daughter of Zion is left as a cottage in a vineyard, as a lodge in a garden, as a besieged city. Perhaps you know the answer to the question: Is there still hope for the Daughter of Zion? The answer from the Word of God came back: Yes,… Read More

But what is the first want that the living soul most pressingly and most urgently feels? Mercy. Was not that the first cry which was raised up in the heart of the publican: “God be merciful to me, a sinner.” Mercy was a word that never before had been in his lips: the craving after mercy was an experience utterly unknown in his soul. But no sooner did sin and guilt fall… Read More

“A peculiar people.” (1 Peter 2:9) What an involuntary testimony do ungodly people often bear to the truth of the Scriptures! What, for instance, is more common in the world, and among those who are lying dead in a profession, than language of this kind–“What an odd kind of people there are at such a chapel! What particular notions they have! What peculiar sentiments they entertain! There is only a set of… Read More

Preached at Zoar Chapel, London on closing his annual visit to the Metropolis, on Tuesday evening, July 13th 1841, by J. C. Philpot “Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:5) This Epistle of Peter, like all the other epistles of the apostles, is addressed to the quickened family of God. The epistles were written to churches;… Read More

Unfortunately, in many churches the Old Testament is not being preached any more. That is a shame. The Bible is One Book. They have forgotten that the Church in the 1st Century AD had only the Old Testament and they preached Christ from the Old Testament. That is what I plan to do today in this article. The Scroll of Isaiah stands out in the Old Testament as one very special revelation… Read More

Preached at Providence Chapel, London, on July 15, 1847, by J. C. Philpot “Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” (1 Peter 1:6-7) The… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on Tuesday Evening, August 2, 1853, by J. C. Philpot “I will go before thee, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that thou mayest know that I, the LORD, which call thee by thy… Read More

Preached at Eden Street Chapel, London, on July 29, 1849, by J. C. Philpot “For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void,… Read More